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US1213382A
US1213382A US9652616A US9652616A US1213382A US 1213382 A US1213382 A US 1213382A US 9652616 A US9652616 A US 9652616A US 9652616 A US9652616 A US 9652616A US 1213382 A US1213382 A US 1213382A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
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    • A63B2053/0416Heads with an impact surface provided by a face insert
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B53/00Golf clubs
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    • A63B2053/0433Heads with special sole configurations
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B53/00Golf clubs
    • A63B53/04Heads
    • A63B2053/0433Heads with special sole configurations
    • A63B2053/0437Heads with special sole configurations with special crown configurations
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16BDEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS, WEDGES, JOINTS OR JOINTING
    • F16B2200/00Constructional details of connections not covered for in other groups of this subclass
    • F16B2200/30Dovetail-like connections

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H. L. KENT.

' GOLF CLUB.

- APPLICATION FILED MAY 10. I9l6.

Patented Jan. 23, 1917.

2 SHEETS-SHEET I.

H. L. KENT.

GOLF CLUB. APPLICATIAON FILED MAYIO. I916.

Patented Jan. 23,1917.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.

UNITED STATES PATENT orrron- HORACE L. KENT, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

GOLF-CLUB.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed May 10, 1916. Serial No. 96,526. 1

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HORACE L. KENT, a citizen of the United States, residing in the borough of Brooklyn, in the city of New York, county of Kings, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Golf-Clubs, of whichthe following is a specification.

M invention relates to golf clubs and it is particularly adapted to a wooden club such as a driver or a brassy.

In clubs of this character it is desirable that the head of the club should be so weighted or provided with ballast material .as to suit the different users of the club. It

an adjustable or in some instances with a re-' movable ballast member. The ballast member is eccentrically weighted 0r loaded with respect to an axis about which it is adjustable and in the preferred form of my invention this ballast member is insertible in the head and can be adjustably positioned therein at will by angular movement about said ax1s.

Another object of the invention is to construct a golf club with a built-up head.-

As illustrating certain speclfic embodimerits of the invention reference is made to the drawings formin a part of this specification and in which rawings,

Figure l is a front elevation of a golf club, a portion of the shaft being broken away. Fig. 2 is a, vertical sectional view takenas on the plane indicated by the line 2-2 of Fig. 1 looking in the direction-of the arrows.- Fig. 3 is a view looking at the bottom of the club shown in Fi 1. Fig. 4 is a plan view of the cup mem er of the club shown in Figs. 1 to 3 in which member the heavy ballast material is contained- Fig. 5

is a front elevation of another form of golf club, a ortion of the shaft being broken away. ig. 6 is a vertical sectional view taken as on the'p'lane indicated by the line 66 of Fig. 5 looking in the direction of the sired arrows. Fig. 7 is a view looking at the bottomof the club shown in Fig. 5. Fig. 8

' is a plan view of the cup member of the club shown in Figs. 5 .to 7, and Figs. 9 and 10 show screws which can be inserted as ballast material in the cup member shown in Fig. 8. In both forms of club shown the shaft of the club is designated by A and the striking head by B. Y

The striking head B, which is preferably made of strong durable wood although it may be made of any other suitable material,

is preferably provided with a cylindrical bore as D that is preferably counter-bored as at E to receive the ballast or cup member designated as O in Fig. 4 and as G in Fig. 8. The ballast or cup member'may be secured in place in the bored opening as by means of the screw F ('see Fig. 2) which enters the nut or socket G secured in the upper portion of the head B, or it may be secured .in place as by the wood screw F which enters di- Patented Jan. 23, 1917.

rectly into the wooden material'of the head.

Y The cup member is preferably cylindrical in form and has a bottom H, and the upwardly extending flanged'portion K is provided,

with a cavity or pocket M (as shown in Fig. 4) or with a plurality of pockets N, O and Q, (as shown in Fig. 8) in which ballast material, as L, can be permanently secured. If

may also be provided with an additional desired, the ballast or cup-members G and O cavity or receptacle M as shown in Fig. 4

in order to secure thedesired weight and balance.

. As the cup member is preferably of metal it is obvious that lead or other fusible metal may constitute the ballast material,,

and that the desired amount can be very readily secured in the various cavities or pockets, M, M, N, O and Q as desired by the user of the club. Instead of lead other material can be employed as ballast, for instance ballast in the form of screws :2: and ycan be inserted in and removed from the holes or threaded openings N, O- and Q of the cup or. ballast member 0'. The cup member 0 or C while cylindrical in form .is eccentrically weighted or loaded and can be revolved or given an an lar movement about its axis (to wit, a vertically extending axis) by merel loosening the screw F or F whereby the eavy weighted or ballasted portion can be given substantially any de-- position relative to the striking face also preferably made flush with the upper surface of the striking head. It isthus apparent that by my invention the head of a golf club can be weighted or ballasted and also balanced to suit the in- ;dividual wishes of theuser.

This end is enabled to be realized because the cylindrical cup member C or C, which can be revolved or angularly adjusted with respect to its axis, has the effective weight of the ballast or loading material eccentric to the axis about which the member is adjustable. By loosening the screw F or. F the cup member 0 or C, the weight or ballast can be made to assume any position relative' to the striking face of theclub. Furthermore, by varying the amount of-ballasting material in the cavities or pockets M, M, N, O, and the Weight of the club can be made to suit he individual wishes of the user.

In the form shown in Figs. 5, 6 and 7 the club has a built up head, the main member of which head, to wit, the part P, has secured to it a face member R that may be of material such as lignum-vitae. The grain of the wood in the face member preferably extends substantiall striking face. Thls face member may be secured in place as by means of a dove-tail joint which passes through it into the body member. A reinforcing shoe S preferably of wood can be employed to strengthen the head and to assist in securing the face member to the body member. The grain of the wood in the shoe should extend in such a direction as will permit it to perform its function, viz., the wood grain should extend from under the face member to under the body member.

Theimprovements herein set forth are not limited to the precise construction and arrangement shown and described for they may be embodied in various forms and modifications without departingfrom the spirit and scope of the invention. 7 What I claim is:

1. A golf club having in the head thereof 1 an angularly adjustable cup member containing ballast material, which material is eccentrically located relative to an axis about which said'ballast member is angu- 2.- A golf club having in the head thereof an angularly adjustable 'ballast member, which ballast member is unsymmetrically weighted with respect to an axis relative to "larly adjustable.

and revolving at right angles to the there is lead secured in which said ballast member justable.

3. A golfclub having in the head thereof a removable eccentrically-weighted ballast member which can be caused to assume any one of several angularly adjusted positions in the head whereby the effect of the eccenis angularly ad: I

trically weighted ballast member can be member having more weight on one side of the axis of the rew than it has on the other side. Y

6. A golf club having in the head thereof,

a cup member containing ballast material, which cup member is secured in place in said head as by means of a screw that passes through the center of the cup member,'the ballast material being located in the cup member in such a manner as to effect an eccentric loading in respect to the screw.

7. A golf club having in the head thereof a cup containing ballast material and which cup is secured in place so that it can be moved angularly with respect to a vertically extending axis whereby the ballast material can be moved toward and from the striking face at the front side of the club..

8. A golf club having in the head thereof a cylindrical-bore portion, a cylindrical cup member and a screw for securing said cup member in place, said cup member having one or more cavities or pockets in which place. 9. A golf club having in the head thereof a cylindrical bore and counter-bore open from the underside of the head, a cup having a'bottom which enters the counter-bore.

portion and a flange which enters the cylindrical-bore portion, a screw passing through sald 011p and a socket in the upper portion of the striking head into which socket the screw enters. I j

' 10. -A golf club/having in' the striking head thereof a cup having an eccentrically located pocket for containing ballast material.

- 11. A golf club having in the striking head thereof an unsymmetrically weighted cylindrical member angularly adjustable.

12. In the ballasting of a golf club/a method which comprises inserting lead or other heavy fusible material in a removable cup until the required ballast is obtained, then melting the lead in said cup and securiing the cup in place in the head.

13. A golf club having in the head there- 0 a r I I of a removable cup or receptacle having a plurality of ballast-receiving cavities there- 14:. A golf club having in the head thereof-an adjustable cup member in which there are a plurality of cavities containing ballast material. '15. A golf club having secured in the trically weighted member;

16. A golf club having a head comprising a wooden main body member, a wooden facemember secured to the body member, and a wooden shoe member secured to the under side of said body member and to the under side of said face member so as to strengthen the head and assist in securing said body and face members together, the grain of the wood in the face member ex- I head thereof an angularly adjustable eccentending substantially. at right angles to the striking face of the face member, the grain .2

of the wood inthe shoe member extending shoe member to perform its above mentioned functions.

17. A golf club having in the striking head thereof an eccentrically weighted mem--- ber which is angularly adjustable.

18. A' golf club having in the' striln'ng 7 head thereof a'member which is eccentrically loaded with respect to an axis about which the member is angularly adjustable.

' 19.'A golf club having inv the striking head thereof an angularly adjustable member which is eccentrically loaded with re-. spect to the axis about which the member is adjustable;

This specification signed and witnessed this 4th day of MayA. D. 1916.

g HORACE L. KENT. Signed in the presence of' GRACE MCGRANN, f W. C. MARGESON.

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US3897066A (en) * 1973-11-28 1975-07-29 Peter A Belmont Golf club heads and process
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